The Nexstar Media Group is TVNewsCheck’s Station Group of the Year for 2019. Nexstar is looking for two general managers for its TV operations in Indianapolis and Champaign, Illinois.
The Nexstar Media Group is TVNewsCheck’s Station Group of the Year for 2019 and it’s looking for an exceptional general manager to lead WXIN (Fox), WTTV (CBS) and digital operations in Indianapolis (DMA 25). The stations present a rare dynamic as a Big 4 television duopoly in a top 25 market.
The stations produce more than 90 hours of local content each week. Indianapolis is a highly competitive market with more than a million TV households and five news-producing television stations.
The Circle City is home to six Fortune 500 businesses, an emerging tech start-up scene, world-class museums, parks and attractions, major league sports, including six professional teams, the famed Indy 500, and NCAA headquarters. Ranked in US News & World Report’s Best Place to Live, Indianapolis offers a low cost of living and wide range of housing options. According to Nexstar, “in a 24/7 news town, the powerful WXIN/WTTV duopoly leads the market in ratings, revenue and community service.”
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Indianapolis is home to one of the world’s largest children’s museums, as well as professional and college sports teams and miles of recreational trails. Indianapolis’ lively downtown is easily walkable. With so many things to do, Indianapolis allows its residents to experience big-city living without too much effort.
The metro area includes an array of neighborhoods and suburbs, and many offer their own shopping and entertainment venues. Even so, suburbanites still venture downtown for its shops, theaters and restaurants.
A few miles northeast of downtown, Eagle Creek Park’s more than 3,900 acres of land and 1,400 acres of water host many community-based clubs for activities like sailing, rowing and shooting.
While it’s true that Indianapolis has a large number of racing fans, thanks to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the metro area has worked hard at increasing its cultural value beyond the track. Sports in general play a huge role in the region’s economy. By hosting other major sporting events, like NCAA tournaments and the 2012 Super Bowl, Indianapolis has benefited in the multimillion-dollar range from increased business opportunities, job creation and more taxes going directly to the metro area.
Indianapolis’ events calendar represents its diverse population with celebrations like the Italian, German, Asian and Greek festivals. Residents can drive about an hour south of the city proper to visit Brown County, home to one of America’s original artist colonies.
The median price for a home is $173,000 and rent averages about $860 a month.
Nexstar is also looking for a general manager to lead WCIA (CBS) and WCIX (MNT) and digital operations in Champaign, Ill. (DMA 88). Besides Champaign, the DMA also includes Springfield and Decatur which are both important economic cities. According to Nexstar, “WCIA is the market leading legacy news operation covering the Illinois state capital in Springfield and is also the decisive leader in serving the local community.”
For the right individual, this is an opportunity to join the largest station group in the industry and oversee a television station duopoly with a tremendous competitive position in the market. The individual also will oversee development of the station’s digital and mobile platforms including WCIA.com, the top visited broadcast website in the market. It’s an opportunity to identify new, creative opportunities and guide a local broadcast operation on an ever-rising trajectory to new heights.
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Featuring an extensive park system, a world-class library, urban shopping choices and a variety of living accommodations, Champaign offers urban perks with smaller city comforts. Whether you’re a resident, visitor, or just curious, you’ll soon discover Champaign is the perfect place to live, work and play.
Champaign is the home for The University of Illinois and Parkland College. The University of Illinois is a member of the NCAA division I which offers high level college football, basketball, and a variety of other sports. Geographically, Champaign is located just 135 miles south of Chicago, 124 miles west of Indianapolis, and 178 miles northeast of St. Louis.
There’s always something to do in Champaign. As an arts and culture hub, it’s home to acclaimed film and music festivals, along with world-class performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
It’s home to University of Illinois sporting events, and high school football and wrestling state tournaments. The Champaign Park District hosts a variety of festivals, holiday celebrations and family-friendly events. Excellent local parks, youth sports programs and miles of walking and biking opportunities make this a great place for families and individuals to have fun and stay healthy. Area lakes and rivers for boating, fishing, canoeing, camping and nature park areas for hiking all add to the fun.
For those looking for shopping, dining and entertaining venues, our community boasts both urban-downtown and campustown, a regional mall, and many neighborhood destinations. If that’s not enough, there’s always time to explore the charming small-town festivals and parks in our outlying communities.
The beautiful 1,400-acre flagship campus of the University of Illinois is just one reason Champaign, IL has earned a spot (for a fourth time!) on the Best College Towns list. Is Champaign a great college town? Absolutely. But it’s also so much more than that: a tech-friendly home base for entrepreneurs, an art-loving community, a sports town, an international city and a foodie’s paradise.
The median price for a home is $150,400.